WTHR, SGA team up to increase awareness

Butler University Student Government Association and Channel 13 WTHR teamedup on Sept. 22 to encourage students to vote and get involved in their community.

SGA held a voter registration drive and helped WTHR gain access to college students to get them to register to vote.

“SGA simply provided the man power that Channel 13 needed to make the event successful,” SGA President Chris Ring said.

Dean of Student Life Irene Stevens received the first contact from WTHR and forwarded the messages to SGA.

She said she thought it would be a great opportunity for SGA and Butler University to get involved in the community.

SGA is the governing student body on campus and found it important to get students interested in becoming part of the governing process on a higher level.

WTHR and SGA worked together and registered students who will hopefully vote in the upcoming election. Elections in November will determine one-third of the seats in the Senate and all of the seats in the House of Representatives.

Election day is Nov. 2. SGA does not have plans to hold another voter registration drive at the time, but Ring said he would be open to the idea.


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